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Welcome to the THS College & Career Center page!  My name is Emily Nichols, the College and Career Counselor for THS.  I have been in Tomball ISD since 2007, and began my career in education in 1999.  I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a BA in Fashion Merchandising, and a minor in Business.  In 2004 I received my Masters of Education in School Counseling from Sam Houston State University.
I am here to meet your students college and career needs.  Students are always welcome in Cougar Corner (College & Career Center).  Parents may simply contact me and schedule an appointment.  I work with all grade levels in different areas of college and career readiness throughout each year.  Many events will be held each year for students to learn more about post high school options, careers, financial aid, and much more.  Make sure you check out the many resources I have posted for you.  The Links section is organized by area of interest with many helpful links for students and parents.
I am the Dual Credit Coordinator for our campus.  You will find helpful information on Dual Credit for our campus. We partner with Lone Star College, Tomball.  Our LSC Dual Credit Advisor is Erica Clark.
Please keep checking back on the Important Event Dates section and watch for many important announcements and event dates being posted!  

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Discover MIT

MIT is holding an information session in the Houston area on September 23, 2017 at 7 pm. 
St. John's School
VST Lowe Theatre
2401 Claremont Lane
Houston, Texas  77019
To see a list of all MIT events, visit

Kaplan Test Prep Events

Kaplan is hosting two FREE events!


PSAT Prep Live

This program is FREE, and available online!  It features 16 hours of interactive test prep by Kaplan's Prep Squad.  Students can ask questions and learn key strategies that can help them prepare for the upcoming PSAT and improve their scores. 
Lessons begin September 23rd. Register at PSAT Prep Live
*The PSAT will be given on October 11, 2017 at THS.  (Sophomores and Juniors automatically registered, freshman by sign up)

ACT Prepathon

ACT Prepathon is a six hour FREE course.  The course is interactive, and an online prep for the September ACT. 
Join in at ACT Prepathon

 Leadership Opportunity for Sophomores and Juniors

Students apply on-line at
Application Deadline:  September 22nd, 2017
This is a wonderful opportunity for students to build leadership skills and get involved with their community!  Apply Today!

Saturday, August 12, 2017
10:00 AM

The Westin Galleria Houston
Consort Ballroom
5060 West Alabama Street
Houston, TX  77056

The program begins promptly at 10:00 AM with a 30-minute information session. A college fair follows immediately afterwards, lasting approximately 1.5 hours. This program is offered to the public free of charge. No pre-registration is required.


CTCL member colleges in attendance:
List subject to change
Agnes Scott College
Allegheny College
Antioch College
Austin College
Beloit College
Birmingham-Southern College
Centre College
Cornell College
Denison University
Earlham College
Eckerd College
Emory & Henry College
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hampshire College
Hendrix College
Hillsdale College
Hiram College
Hope College
Juniata College
Kalamazoo College
Knox College
Lawrence University
Lynchburg College
Marlboro College
McDaniel College
Millsaps College
Ohio Wesleyan University
Reed College
Rhodes College
Saint Mary’s College of California
Southwestern University
St. John’s College
St. Olaf College
The Evergreen State College
University of Puget Sound
Ursinus College
Wabash College
Whitman College
Willamette University
College of Wooster





Senior Sessions at Orientation

We are pleased to offer the Senior Sessions again for the Class of 2018!  Two identical sessions will be offered, so you only need to attend one.
Who:  Seniors planning on applying to a four year university
When:  August 11, 2017
Where:  THS Library
Presenters:  Ms. Tiffani Hoot from the University of Alabama Birmingham and Mr. David Youngblood our own THS DC/AP teacher and Department Chair


Session I:

8:45-9:15 am - The Process of Applying to a Four Year University by Ms. Hoot

9:15-9:45 am - Writing a Dynamic College Admission Essay by Mr. Youngblood


Session II:

10:15-10:45 am - The Process of Applying to a Four Year University by Ms. Hoot

10:45-11:15 am - Writing a Dynamic College Admission Essay by Mr. Youngblood


Orientation Time Schedule

7:30 - 11:00 am


1:00 to 3:00 pm


Orientation Activities include:  Course list pick up, locker request, nurse, parking permits, athletic information and fees, Athletic Booster Club, PE fees, and various club information.

*There will not be a make-up day for Orientation. Students who are unable to attend will receive their schedule the first day of school, and can take care of fees, etc. once school starts.

 Save the date!

Mark your calendar for the Lone Star College Fair on Thursday, October 5th from 6 to 8 pm in the LSC Tomball Beckendorf Conference Center.

August Prepathons by Kaplan

We have two new Prepathons for both of these tests to make sure your students feel confident and prepared on Test Day. Our Prepathons offer 6 hours of free, online test prep. Students can join for SAT Prepathon, the ACT Prepathon, or both.

WHEN: SAT—August 13 and ACT—August 27, beginning at noon ET (11 AM CENTRAL TIME)

WHERE: Live Online


Learn from a Harvard Medical Professor by Kaplan

Kaplan invites students to sign-up here for a live online teaching event with Harvard Medical School professor Dr. Richard Schwartzstein. The session, To Breathe or Not to Breathe: Using Physiology to Understand the Human Body, will give students a look into a health career.


WHEN: Thursday, August 10 at 6:30 PM ET (5:30 PM CENTRAL TIME)

WHERE: Live Online


5 Simple Rules for College Parents Event by Kaplan


Join America's #1 College Life Expert and New York Times best-selling author Harlan Cohen as he shares 5 Simple Rules for College Parents. Find out everything you need to know, and get your questions answered in real time.

WHEN: Tuesday, August 8 at 8 PM ET (7 PM CENTRAL TIME)

WHERE: Facebook Live, Kaplan SAT & ACT


 The Career Center has moved to a new location!  


We are located in Room 1359, just inside the Library.


I'm also excited to announce that the Career Center will now be called